The summer of 2015 will surely go down as a rough one for both Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. They “kicked off” the season by announcing their decision to divorce after ten years together. Then the rumors started that Ben had had an affair with the kids’ nanny. Jennifer stayed under the microscope despite being in Atlanta because she was filming a movie this summer. I think it’s safe to say it was not an easy summer for the Garner – Affleck clan. So how are they doing now?
It should be noted that Ben’s camp continues to deny he had any kind of romantic relationship with Christine Ouzounian. After a brief time as a paparazzi darling, Christine seems to have gone under the radar these days. Jennifer never publicly commented on the matter one way or the other.
A source said of Ben and Jen:
There was a lot of tension between them for a while, but it wasn’t all about the nanny. It’s never easy for a couple going through a split.”
A friend of Jennifer’s said she’s starting to come to terms with the scandal.
It’s not as fresh in her mind and some of the shock has worn off. She will never forget about it, but she’s also not harping on it every day.”
Another source said:
There are still a lot of issues, but she has put them aside for the sake of the her family. She has not forgiven him for things that have happened, but she’s committed to keeping her children happy. But that sometimes means doing what she would rather not do.
“She didn’t think the story would ever come out.
“She is pleased the story has died down and her kids don’t have to hear about it. She really just wanted it to go away as fast as possible. Behind closed doors she is dealing with her own personal feelings and how to process what happened.”
I don’t blame Jen for being upset about the whole thing. I mean, really, the nanny? It’s so cliche; it’s pathetic. However, you have to give her credit for being able to put her children first: she’s been put in a terrible position, but it sounds like she’s rising above it. The two were even spotted going out to dinner alone- just the two of them- within the last month or so.
A friend explained:
Jennifer really loves Ben and wants to be able to forgive him for the drama. She isn’t going to ever stop loving him. He’s the father of her kids and she wants him in their lives.
“She’s been able to put aside their differences and focus on the future. Her kids come first and being able to co-parent is her priority. Ben wants the same thing and that’s helped. They’ve had to come together to make decisions regarding their kids. Jennifer wants to share it with Ben. That’s brought them together.”
Good for her!
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